Class of 2022

When our son Anthony was born in 2004, also the year I began blogging, I started to ask myself some questions with one of the first ones being when he would be graduating high school. So I pulled out a calculator — it was 2004 and smartphones were still years away — and did the … Continue reading Class of 2022

Time Keeps Flowing Like A River

Way back in June 2010, this little guy donned his handmade mortarboard and in a small ceremony in his school auditorium, he and all his other kindergarten schoolmates were officially bestowed the title of First Grader. So little was he that in order for me to take this picture, I had to crouch down to … Continue reading Time Keeps Flowing Like A River

Dem Bones, or Das Boot

Ann and I decided early on in our parenthood journey that we would be supportive of Anthony with everything he did. Whatever he wanted to try, we would let him have at least one stab at it and be behind him all the way. And so we did: tae kwon do, t-ball, violin, trumpet, and … Continue reading Dem Bones, or Das Boot

Track Time

Today was Anthony's 12th birthday and despite Mom and Dad asking him repeatedly for weeks what he might want as a gift, his reply was a consistent "I don't know!" (He really wanted a camera but I'm still pricing them -- and he's not getting one better than mine.) I had some suggestions for places … Continue reading Track Time

2015: My Year in Review

Either I was going to do it or Facebook was by putting random pictures together and calling it “my year.” I don’t think so. As I have done for the last few years, I am once again tying a ribbon on the end of the year with a review of all of the good and … Continue reading 2015: My Year in Review